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Ripple Adds 11 New University Blockchain Research Initiative Partners to Fund Research and Education

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00

Blockchain network provider Ripple has added 11 universities to its University Blockchain Research Initiative.

Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:18

Hyper-scale datacenters need more efficient control of their electrical use.

New Horizons' Evocative Farewell Glance at Ultima Thule

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:20

An evocative new image sequence from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offers a departing view of the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) nicknamed Ultima Thule—the target of its New Year's 2019 flyby and the most distant world ever explored.

360 Video: Curiosity Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:08

After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public visit Curiosity's final drill site on the ridge, an area nicknamed "Rock Hall."

New York Beats Out San Francisco to Be World's Best Tech City

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00

New York City is the best city in the world for the technology industry, according to the Savills Index.

Football: New TV Technology to Take Fans 'Inside the Game'

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00

Intel has partnered with the U.K.-based soccer teams Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal to introduce its state-of-the-art True View system to each team's respective stadium.

Open Access Satellite Data Allows Tracking of Seasonal Population Movements

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have provided open access to detailed satellite data on brightness for five cities in Niger and Nigeria.

Auto Engineers Warn Your Car Might Be Easier to Hack Than You Think

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00

Adding sophisticated features to vehicles to make drivers' daily commutes easier also make their new vehicles more vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a new report.

'Robbie the Robot' Can Spot Worsening Dementia After Watching 13 Episodes of Emmerdale

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00

A robot equipped with artificial intelligence learned to recognize facial expressions by watching TV.

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00

U.S. President Donald Trump today will sign an executive order for the federal government to channel funds, programs, and data in support of artificial intelligence research and commercialization.

The Era of General Purpose Computers is Ending

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:55

The computational economics enabled by Moore's Law is now changing. 

There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:27

Opinion by Bruce Schneier, a security technologist who teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School.

The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:29

There was a time when the world's two great superpowers were obsessed with nuclear weapons technology.

Bless the Overclockers: In the Data Center World, Liquid Cooling Is Becoming King

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:56

In Iron Man 2, there is a moment when Tony Stark is watching a decades-old film of his deceased father, who tells him "I'm limited by the technology of my time, but one day you'll figure this out. And when you do, you will change the world."

A DNA Search Engine for Microbes

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute have developed a DNA search engine for microbial data.

Mind-Controlled Robot Lets You Weld Metal Without Using Your Hands

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a robot that can follow mental instructions from its operator to weld metal.

How Analytics are Making Peace Between Fishermen, Turtles

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00

New predictive analytics technologies are helping researchers protect turtles, albatrosses, whales, and other endangered species from fishermen.

Software That Can Automatically Detect Fake News

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a system that automatically analyzes social media posts and filters out fake news and disinformation.

Argonne Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Quantum Noise

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have developed a technique for reducing the effects of "noise" in quantum information systems.

Friendly Nurse or Nightmare-Inducing Machine? How Culture Programs Our Taste in Robots.

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:01

Slowly and silently, they glide across the floor wearing bright yellow dresses that look as though they were plucked from a haunted 1920s boarding school.